Aerospace

In the automotive domain, the following use cases are defined:

  •  Touch and Go Assistant

With the arrival of an airplane at the airport, lots of manual work is performed, e.g. attaching and running ground units like power, fuel, water, cooling or heating. In frame of this project the assistant will be applied to a specific ground unit that supplies pre-conditioned air to the airplane. Operating these devices at high efficiency currently requires two operators present the whole time – one in the airplane and one on ground. The operators communicate the necessary adjustment of the air flow via walky-talky. This “human control loop” is too cumbersome for some airlines, hence the devices run in an un-supervised and much less efficient mode. The Touch and Go Assistant will simplify this work: An initial association of the airplane and its ground unit – in line with current procedures – is sufficient. After that the machines will communicate and work independently at high efficiency. No need for further interaction between ground and airplane personal. The result of the Touch and Go Assistant use case will be a detailed description of the applied mechanisms and tools to verify the secure behavior and automated security checking of aerospace systems.

  • Reconfigurable Video Processor for Space

In this use case the system under test is an industrial system that deals with these two drawbacks by means of including multicore architectures capable of in-flight reconfiguration in present actual payload data processing equipment, for video processing, and navigation sensors based on camera systems. These video processors are in charge of conditioning, processing, compressing and ciphering the images acquired by an Earth Observation Satellite before their transmission to ground or by any kind of spacecraft for navigation purposes. The systems under test will be multicore architectures presently available in the market capable of withstanding the space environment and that can follow the stringent design rules specified for Space equipment. The result of the Reconfigurable Video Processor for Space use case will be a detailed description of the condition and requirements for a system used for navigation or observation under environmental, reliability and dependability space conditions.